Dental Associates of Hollywood
3801 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 225, Hollywood, FL 33021
If you’re missing teeth, you don’t have to just put up with a gaping smile. Our dental office provides affordable quality dentures that will have you smiling again. Please give us a call to find out more.
If you’re thinking about getting new dentures, it’s very likely that you have some questions. A denture is a set of custom-designed, artificial teeth and gums that are formed to fit comfortably in your mouth. These dental appliances help you to chew your food without problems and closely match or even improve upon the look of your natural teeth.
There are several denture types available to fit the unique needs of each patient. It’s helpful to familiarize yourself with what’s available, but don’t worry, you won’t have to make a decision on your own. Our skilled dentists will assess your case and provide a personalized recommendation for a denture that will meet your smile goals while staying within your budget.
A classic full, or complete, denture replaces all of your natural teeth on one or both arches. These affordable quality dentures are held in place by suction or with the help of a denture adhesive. You will remove your traditional full denture before you go to sleep at night.
A partial denture takes the place of a section of missing teeth. It stays in place with clasps that slip over the surrounding natural teeth. Unlike a bridge, a partial denture is taken out at night. This is an excellent choice if you only have a few teeth to replace.
A traditional partial denture has a rigid, acrylic-resin base. Many denture wearers find that an appliance with a flexible base made from nylon or thermoplastic is more comfortable to wear. Flexible partial dentures are also less likely to shatter if dropped.
A traditional denture rests on the gums. For a firmer hold, especially on the lower jaw, many denture wearers choose implant-supported dentures. You’ll need to have enough bone in your jaw to support the implants, which will have special attachments that the dentures snaps onto.
The All-on-4® dentures technique is a breakthrough in smile restoration. It requires only four dental implants to replace an entire row of teeth. Previously, a dentist would need to place as many as 10 implants per jaw to support a full arch of prosthetic teeth. The All-on-4 technique lets patients receive a fixed denture with less time in surgery and a faster recovery time than what used to be required.
The exact process required for getting a new denture will vary. In general, the entire denture process takes about five appointments. Your dentist will conduct an exam and take X-rays of your gums and jaw. You may need minor oral surgery, including tooth extractions. Your dentures will be custom-made in accordance with the measurements and mouth impressions that your dentist will take. Once you receive your denture, the dentist will check for a proper fit and make any adjustments you need.
It’s only possible to find out your exact cost for a denture after you’ve received a comprehensive oral exam. Before you begin the process of getting dentures, you’ll receive an overview of your options along with a detailed estimate of their cost.
Many patients find that having the base of their denture relined with a softer material can improve its fit and comfort. Ask your dentist if your appliance is a candidate for a soft denture reline. If you’ve had your denture for a few years, it is probably time to have it relined.
Are you ready to restore your smile with dentures in Hollywood? The staff at our dental office is here to help you do just that. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.